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    • Welcome

       November 7, 2017

      Dear NEASO Sisters and Brothers:

                     The NEASO Elections will be held at NEA Headquarters and NEA Member Benefits on November 15th, 2017.

                      Enclosed are Candidate Statements from all candidates for NEASO office who timely submitted such statements. The balloted candidates for NEASO office are as follows:

            For NEASO HQ Vice-President and NSO Delegate

             Jay Hunter  (No Candidate Statement)

             For NEASO MB Vice-President and NSO Delegate

             Zach Reid (No Candidate Statement)

             For NEASO Secretary and NSO Delegate

             Lauren Mayeaux (No Candidates Statement)

              NEASO Director for NEA Headquarters

              *Dorrie Arrigo (Candidate Statement Attached)
              *Katrina Byrne (No Candidate Statement)
              *Angelica Castañon (Candidate Statement Attached)
              *Andrea Giunta (Candidate Statement Attached)
              *Kelvin Smith (No Candidate Statement)
              *Robyn Swirling (No Candidate Statement)
              *Ernestine Ussery (No Candidate Statement)
             

              NEASO Director for NEA Member Benefits 

               Brian Osterling (No Candidate Statement)

      It is important to note that NEASO neither endorses, opposes, favors, disfavors, nor takes any position whatsoever regarding the election of any candidate(s) for any NEASO office. The inclusion or absence of a statement from a particular candidate(s), the inclusion or absence of a photograph or other visual flourish in any particular Candidate Statement(s), and/or the order in which the Candidate Statements appear in this posting should not be understood as an implicit endorsement of/opposition to the election of a particular candidate(s) by NEASO. As earlier indicated, NEASO included in this posting statements from all candidates who timely submitted such statements. In this regard, please note that each candidate prepared and is solely responsible for the content and the visual presentation of his/her Candidate Statement (i.e. the inclusion or absence of any artwork, photography, emphasis, or other visual stimuli), and that NEASO did not draft, create, prepare, proof, review, revise, supplement, or edit any Candidate Statement, or otherwise assist any candidate(s) in the preparation of his/her statement. The Candidate Statements enclosed are arranged and presented in alphabetical order, by the candidates’ last names, and any deviation from such arrangement and presentation in any packet(s) of Candidate Statements is completely unintentional (and, most likely, the result of a copying/collating error).

      Finally, thank you for your participation in this important process. Your continued engagement in and support of NEASO’s activities, programs, and democratic processes keeps our Union strong.

      In Solidarity,

      The NEASO Elections Committee


      Download: Combined Candidate Statements.pdf

      To:       NEASO Members

      From:   NEASO Elections Committee

      Date:   October 2, 2017

      OFFICIAL NOTICE OF ELECTION

      The annual election of Officers and Directors will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The following positions are open for election:

      HQ Vice-President – 2 year term
      MB Vice-President – 2 year term
      Secretary – 2 year term

      Director (MB) – 2 year term
      Director (HQ) – 2 year term

      Director (HQ) – 2 year term
      Director (HQ) – 2 year term
      Director (HQ) – 2 year term
      Director (HQ) – 1 year term (Partial)

      Secretary will be elected by a vote of all NEASO members. HQ Vice President  and five (5) (4 – full and 1 – partial) Directors representing the NEA Headquarters bargaining unit will be elected by NEA Headquarters members. MB Vice President and one (1) Director representing the NEA Member Benefits bargaining unit will be elected by MB members. 

      NSO RA Delegates

      The NEASO Constitution and Bylaws provides that the President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary will serve as delegates to the National Staff Organization (NSO) Representative Assembly for the duration of their terms. Therefore, when voting for the Vice-President and Secretary elected office, members will also be voting to elect two (2) delegates to the 2018 and 2019 NSO Representative Assemblies.

      Election Date and Locations

      The election will take place by secret ballot vote on Wednesday, November 15 at NEA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and NEA Member Benefits in Gaithersburg, MD.

      Absentee Ballots

      Members unable to cast their votes at the designated polling locations on November 15 can obtain an absentee ballot by contacting the NEASO office.  (Email: jmondejar@nea.org or call 202-822-7808) Absentee ballots will be available from the NEASO office starting Friday, November 3.  Members who receive absentee ballots may not cast their votes at the designated polling locations on November 15. Completed absentee ballots must be received by close of business at the NEASO post office box (see below) by Tuesday, November 14.

      To cast an absentee ballot, one must mail it to NEASO Post Office Box 66806, Washington, DC 20036. Completed absentee ballots will not be accepted at the NEASO office.

      Nomination Procedures

      Candidates for NEASO office must be nominated by an active member and the attached form must be returned to the NEASO Office by close of business on Friday, October 13.

      Signatures of both the nominator and the nominee are required on the nomination form for the nomination to be considered valid. The nominator and nominee are solely responsible for the completion and accuracy of the nomination form.

      You may also nominate a NEASO member by electronic mail. The following rules apply to electronic mail nominations:

      1)         The nomination must be sent from the nominator’s work e-mail address (i.e. either from the nominator’s NEA or NEA’s Member Benefits Corporation email account), and state the name of the nominee and the position he or she is being nominated for or include the completed official nomination form as an attachment;

      2)         The nominee must accept the nomination from his/her work e-mail address;

      3)         The nominator and nominee must e-mail Jean Mondejar, NEASO Office Manager, at jmondejar@nea.org with the nomination/acceptance of the nomination; and,

      4)         Nominations, as well as the acceptance thereof, are due by close of business on Friday, October 13.

      To be eligible for candidacy, a nominee must be a NEASO member in good standing from the appropriate bargaining unit. In addition, Officers and Directors may serve up to two (2) consecutive full terms, or a combination of consecutive full and partial terms, not to exceed five (5) years; a two (2)- year break in service is required to be nominated to serve again in the same capacity.

      Nominees for union office may not have been convicted or have served any part of a prison term resulting from a conviction for robbery, bribery, extortion, embezzlement, grand larceny, burglary, arson, violation of narcotics laws, murder, rape, assault with intent to kill, assault which inflicts grievous bodily injury, or a violation of the LMRDA Title II or III, including any felony involving abuse or misuse of such person’s position of employment in a labor organization or employee benefit plan to seek or obtain an illegal gain, or conspiracy to commit any such crimes or attempt to commit any such crimes during the previous thirteen (13) years, according to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, Title V, section 504.


      Download: NEASO Officer and Director Nomination Form.pdf

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